Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Young Genius

It's a marvel to behold the speed at which birds gain skills and mature. In weeks they go from nothingness to some semblance of self-sufficiency. Consider this juvenile Red Bellied Woodpecker who swiftly got the hang of my peanut feeder and how to extract a snack. In fact, this one bird is the largest one that has penetrated the protective cage. I have not seen its adult peers accomplish the feat. Where does it come from? sufficient instinct and awareness to observe and copy smaller birds? or is this a case of youthful prodigy? Maybe we have a young bird genius in our midst.

Note: I will sign off for the next three days to attend to some "bidness". See you all this coming weekend...

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